Bottlocase World Cup Editions

Represent your chosen nation and sip pretty at the same time with these soccer-themed smartphone cases

On a multi-leg journey to watch the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011, Dutch entrepreneur James Bluemink found himself in Thailand buying beer from a convenience store. Thirsty for its contents, Bluemink became frustrated after realizing he lacked the essential ingredient—a bottle opener. Vowing never to be in such a situation again, he created Bottleocase, a simple but clever smartphone case and bottle …

General Manufacturing Langley Churchkey

Crack a open cold one with this hand made, solid brass bottle opener

From a bike-mounted bottle opener to corkscrew upcycled from skateboards, we always appreciate a well-designed beverage opener. The latest to land at our feet is the Langley Churchkey from Brooklyn’s General Manufacturing (Gen Mfg Co). Made of 1/8″ solid brass stock, the hand-crafted opener offers one of the more elegant, sculptural options for cracking a cold one we’ve seen of late. And at only 4″ …

Fort Standard Jewelry

The Brooklyn-based makers add accessories to the mix

Having built a repertoire of supremely simple, thoughtfully crafted contemporary furniture, lighting and home objects, Brooklyn-based design pair Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings of Fort Standard take their ethos in a new direction with a line of jewelry. “Jewelry allows us to explore the more sculptural side of design while simultaneously forcing us out of our comfort zone, which usually creates interesting results,” says Buntain. …